Lot 1125: Beilby Porteus SERMONS ON SEVERAL SUBJECTS 1806 First American Edition Antique English Theology Anglican Abolitionist Reform
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Sermons on Several Subjects
Author: Beilby Porteus - Beilby Porteus (or Porteous; 8 May 1731 – 13 May 1809), successively Bishop of Chester and of London was a Church of England reformer and a leading abolitionist in England. He was the first Anglican in a position of authority to seriously challenge the Church's position on slavery.
Publisher: Printed for Oliver D. Cooke, by Lincoln & Gleason
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 445 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is the first American version of this work. The full-leather volume has a partially-separated front board and light to moderate external wear. There is stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. The text block is solid. The pages show light age toning and scattered foxing, mostly in the margins.
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